COVID-19 vaccine anxiety among teens

[Fox 9 News, May 26, 2021] For some teens, getting the COVID vaccines means they’re one step closer to normalcy.

But, medical experts say not all kids feel this way. And while getting a shot can create a lot of anxiety for anyone, it’s increasing among children. Some health experts say they’re seeing a lot more kids afraid to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Other doctors say they’re seeing more hesitancy and concerns from parents.

"Because of the fact that it’s relatively new and it’s actually employing some newer technology in terms of the way the vaccine works and so, there’s a little more hesitancy than we might even see with the more traditional vaccines that have been around for many years," said Dr. Eric Barth, a pediatrician with Allina Health.

Posted on May 27, 2021 in coronavirusVaccine

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